June 25, 2003
Wednesday, June 25
Last night was an active one. Tornadoes all over. Most of them stayed in Minnesota and didn't cross over into our state. Buffalo Falls, MN was hit extremely hard by the tornado and the rainfall was treacherous. Some spots picked up in excess of 10" last night alone, not to mention it rained the past two nights before also. Not a good night to be on a computer that's for sure. We didn't really pick up much at all as far as bad weather. It did end up lightning and thundering somewhere around 2 a.m., but other than that, we got off pretty good.
Posted by Dave at 02:24 PM
June 21, 2003
Saturday, June 21
Holy shit, I'm starting to get real sparse on this lately. I am still working on the site, which I would say is only about 30% done so far. I am rebuilding the entire site on the new editor so that I can have it there and I will be able to modify it at will when I need to. That means that when I upload the new site, it will be strictly cosmetic and no new content will be on here. I am doing a few new things I like on there and hope it turns out ok. I am doing it this way so I can learn the ins and outs of the program and hopefully do better things with it in the future.
Today was the release date for the Harry Potter book. Our store did a promotion where for every $50 you spent you got a coupon, and when you got six coupons you could get a free Harry Potter book. Sounds good so far right? Well, we got the books in last Monday and were told not to open the boxes and lock them in an office until today. We didn't open the boxes at all until today. That's when I get the phone call at home telling me that there are no Harry Potter books in the boxes, but instead they are weather radios. Oh yeah, and there are customers here wanting their free books. When I got off the phone and finished saying fuck repeatedly, I called Wal Mart and asked if they would let me buy 20 copies of the book, to which they agreed. I ended up going to Wal Mart and dropping close to $350 for the books and running them to the store. Not a bad start to the morning considering that I hadn't even had breakfast or a shower. Is Mc Donald's hiring?
Posted by Dave at 02:23 PM
June 16, 2003
Monday, June 16
What a shitty day it was today. Not only was it a Monday, that would have been bad enough. Nope, it was inventory also. I got to work about 6:50am, and didn't get out of there until 6:30pm. Damn near a 12 hour day. I only took about a 20 minute lunch also, which just adds to the day. I think with the lunch it came out to roughly 11 hours. The main problem was that the crew wasn't exactly the greatest one we've had. The crew usually looks like they just do this when they aren't at the circus, but this time they looked normal. I thought when I saw them that it would be over even quicker because they looked like they could get shit done. I was wrong. On a normal day, they would have been done and out the door by noon, today it was somewhere around 6. How the fuck do you do that? I knew we should have just had it on Friday the 13th.
We had a great weather weekend here. Aside from the funnel clouds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday were beautiful. I got to play golf on Sunday, then when I got home from there, I put a screen door up. That wasn't the funnest thing, and it took me damn near all day to finish that up. I was online for about a half hour last night, pretty much long enough to check my e-mail before going to bed. I think tonight will be a repeat of that. I'm hoping to get working on the page layouts for my site in the near future. Someday.
Posted by Dave at 02:23 PM
June 13, 2003
Friday, June 13
Holy balls, a full moon and it's Friday the 13th. Scary!! Had two possible tornados here today to boot. Actually, they weren't tornados, they were funnels, because they never touched the ground. Stupid ass weather anyway. I have inventory on Monday at work, so that is just a slap in the face on a Monday. Hey, it's the suckiest day of the week and now you get to do inventory too. Lucky me. They should have just went the whole way and made it today, Friday the 13th inventory would be fitting.
I am still working on the new site. I don't have any concrete things going on, but you can check out what I've learned so far with this new program. http://tests.disgruntledhuman.com/ is where I'm putting my stuff just to test it out on the web. All I have is some rollover buttons and the pictures change when you roll over the buttons. The links are not working, because there are no pages that are connected to them yet. I highly doubt that will be the design I end up going with, but you can't really tell yet. I am still playing with that and I am also working on some new stuff which I may put up with a new design. Have to see how it plays out.
Posted by Dave at 02:22 PM
June 09, 2003
Monday, June 9
It's always wonderful to get back to work after a rainy weekend. A subtle slap in the face is when a shitty weather weekend is followed by a bright and sunny Monday. Hey, I won something yesterday though. There was a Family thing in the park and they drew prizes, and I won a camping chair and two coolers. I guess that's a little better than the big fat nothing I would have gotten had I stayed home.
Ok, now that we've started simmering down about this whole SARS thingy, now we have some stupid fucking prairie dogs giving people Monkey Pox. Now, apparently the prairie dogs got it from some funky rat from Africa. I'm assuming from the name that it must have came from a monkey at some point in time. Just have to figure out how the monkey gave it to the rat. Who the fuck wants a rat for a pet anyway? Are you stupid or something. If you have a rat for a pet, let me introduce you to my good friend D-con. Luckily I don't know anyone stupid enough to own a fucking prairie dog or a rat as a pet, so hopefully I'm safe. Just the thought that this is happening in my state pisses me off a little. Get a REAL dog or even a cat if you're that hard up for a companion.
I'm in the early stages of working on the new page, trying to get everything to jive. I'm still undecided whether I'm going with frames or not. That is about the stage I'm at now.
Posted by Dave at 02:18 PM
June 06, 2003
Friday, June 6
Guess I haven't done this for almost a week. I have been rather busy, seems I don't get on here much lately. I have been playing with my HTML editor trying to learn all the bells and whistles of that so I can create my new site. If I do post a new updated site before July, it would most likely just be a cosmetic makeover, and not a content change. Not yet anyway.
I went and checked out Saturn Wednesday after I got off of work. They asked me what I was looking for and I told them, something less expensive, because I am looking to get out of debt soon. Apparently they weren't listening. I owe about $9,900 on my Stang yet, and have roughly 30 months left to pay. The used car I was looking at would have saved me $100/month and my insurance would have been almost nonexistent, however the loan conveniently wouldn't go through. Thursday at work they call me and tell me they have great news!! They can get me a 72 month loan with my trade in and no money down on a new Ion2-whatever the fuck that is. I asked what the monthly payment would be, and was told about $260. So... let's see; 260 x 72 = 19,152. So I guess Saturns plan to save me money involves me financing a piece of shit new Saturn and add another 10,000 of debt to my life. Gee, I think I'll pass this time. It didn't help that I heard on the radio today they have the Ion for only $10,995 this week. Fuckers.
Posted by Dave at 02:17 PM
June 01, 2003
Sunday, June 1
Holy shit, the new month has started. You know, I'm having eggs this morning and no matter how much I love them, I can't get over the morning ritual of making them. I am not easily grossed out, but I have to pull out the rooster jizz before I make them. Maybe it is just a psychological thing, but it still gives me the willies. So just curiously, where are the Weapons of Mass Destruction at? I don't believe we've found them yet have we? Could it be we just bullshitted our way into a war so we could topple one of the main oil producers? Could be. You know though, maybe they are there and we haven't found them yet. I highly doubt the Bush Administration could find Waldo, let alone weapons in a foreign country, so I guess we should keep looking. If we don't really find anything, they can take a hint from the LAPD and just plant some shit there.
I'm in the process of working on a new design for this site, hope to have it up and running by July.
Posted by Dave at 02:16 PM